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Airbags and Plowing

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by nate456789, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    I recently got a new Chevy 2500 HD and I am putting a new blade on it.
    Should I disable the Airbags when plowing?
    In my old truck, hitting man hole covers and drains really jarred and shook the truck.
    I would hate to set off the bags.

    Any thoughts on this? What does everyone else do and has anyone set off their bags plowing?
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    air bags

    i have got a 01 2500hd and hit some big pile's hard and havent set it off yet i wonder just how hard to disable it would be .:eek:
  3. nate456789

    nate456789 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 194

    I would think the easiest and safest would be to pull the fuse when the truck is off. That would Not be very convenient to do all the time. The ideal way would be a key switch like for the passenger side. But have that key kill power for all the bags. I would really like to hear from some one that knows more about airbags.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There is absolutely no need to disable the airbags on a plow equipped truck. If you ever hit something with enough force to deploy them you'll be graciously grateful they were there. ;)
  5. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    most wrecks I work in areas with speeds greater than plowing, never set the air bags off. You should be fine.
  6. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    In order to set off the airbags while plowing, you'll have to hit something hard enough to crumple the plow frame into the grill.

    You'll be fine.